Ravishingly retro

50s fantastic


Day 22 of my Christmas Countdown and today is this retro inspired Betty and Walter Sumptuous Selection of Bubbly Bits. The Fig and Pink Pepper scented goodies include a bubble bath, body wash, soap, body lotion and bath cubes. I was delighted to see the latter, as it took me straight back to my teens when every ‘bath’ set included these. Rarely seen these days.

Who remembers bath cubes?

The Betty and Walter range for Boots is from print designer Lisa Stickley-Levis. The inspiration for her cute collection comes from her much loved, country living aunt and uncle, who were in their heyday in the 1950s.

In Lisa’s own words: “Betty & Walter lived in The Bungalow on 5 Elms road. Being cattle dealers for the local farm, most working days were spent at cattle markets and the rest of their time was filled with cooking steak and kidney pie, tapioca pudding & walnut cake, tending to honeysuckle and harvesting raspberries, going to parties to play matchbottle and newmarket and drinking Camp coffee!

“Uncle Walter often wore chestnut coloured trousers with a brown belt around his waist, white or yellow shirt and a knitted tank top. He wore a handkerchief tied at all four corners in the summer time. He enjoyed watching the horse racing on a Saturday in his armchair.

“Aunty Betty had a fondness for red setters and loved taking them for long walks in the barley fields, then home for tea and a neat slice of marble cake which she would eat whilst wearing her flowery apron.”

Best of all, is the fact that these charming beauty set is ideal for all ages – lovers of retro style and those who remember it first time around! Watch this space, too, as Betty & Walter will be expanding in the Spring with new collections of bags, accessories and textiles.

£12, boots.com 

Visit the blog: bettyandwalter.com

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